Rag Radio 2011-07-01 / Underground Radio Pioneer Bob Simmons
Bob Simmons has been a radio producer and personality, oil biz entrepreneur, video maker, voice talent, construction worker, newspaper publisher, writer, and sports editor. A self-styled “relic from the Jurassic age of hippies,” Simmons has a storied career in radio, where he was a pioneer in the underground format, and has been a producer and personality at legendary stations -- including KUT, KPFA, KSAN, KKSN, and KFAT -- in places like San Francisco, Austin, and Portland, Ore. -- and played a major role in the founding of Austin's KOOP. He also has been a key figure in the rich music and literary countercultural communities of Austin and San Francisco since the Sixties. This show includes audio clips from material Bob has produced over the years.